The Last Panda

The Last Panda

The last is another name for the giant panda . This statement referred so casually to an unusual event that one presumes Brooke's local hunters rather than he himself had shot the panda . Killed by Yi tribesmen the same year , Brooke ...

Author: George B. Schaller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226736296

Category: Nature

Page: 299

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In this magnificent, heart-wrenching book--hailed Best Book of 1993 by the New York Times Book Review and USA Today--acclaimed naturalist and National Book Award winner George B. Schaller documents the plight of the mysterious panda--and urgently calls for the compassion needed to save these gentle animals from extinction. Includes a new Preface for this edition. 27-color plates.
Categories: Nature

The Last Panda

The Last Panda

This is the story of the Schallers' remarkable journey - told with the evocative power that is George Schaller's gift. But The Last Panda is more thansuperb natural history.

Author: George B. Schaller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226736288

Category: Nature

Page: 291

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Describes the life of pandas in the wild, looks at their natural habitat, and explains what must be done to prevent their extinction
Categories: Nature

Panda Nation

Panda Nation

This did not prevent China from getting upset when the Mexican zoo offered one of its pandas to the Memphis Zoo on a short-term loan in exchange for several large primates (please see George B. Schaller, The Last Panda (Chicago: ...

Author: E. Elena Songster

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199393688

Category: History

Page: 336

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A logo on products ranging from chopsticks and toilet paper to cell phones and automobiles, the panda is one of the most ubiquitous images in China and throughout the world. Yet the panda holds little notable historical significance in China. Although it has existed in the territory of present-day China since the Pliocene epoch, its widespread popularity there is not only recent, but almost sudden. In Panda Nation, E. Elena Songster links the emergence of the giant panda as a national symbol to the development of nature protection in the People's Republic of China. The panda's transformation into a national treasure exemplifies China's efforts in the mid-twentieth century to distinguish itself as a nation through government-directed science and popular nationalism. The story of the panda's iconic rise offers a striking reflection of China's recent and dramatic ascent as a nation in global status.
Categories: History

The Way of the Panda

The Way of the Panda

In a most original book, science writer Henry Nicholls uses the rich and curious story of the panda from its 'discovery' 150 years ago in the highlands of China to its present international status as endearing icon of the World Wide Fund ...

Author: Henry Nicholls

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847652911

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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In a most original book, science writer Henry Nicholls uses the rich and curious story of the panda from its 'discovery' 150 years ago in the highlands of China to its present international status as endearing icon of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF - fifty years old in 2011) and shy darling of the world's zoos to do several things - to chart the emergence of modern China onto the global stage; to examine our changing attitude to the natural world; and to offer a compelling history of the conservation movement.
Categories: Nature

Giant Pandas

Giant Pandas

Remote sensing for wildlife management: Giant panda habitat mapping from LANDSAT MSS Images. ... A survey of the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) in the Wolong Nature Reserve, Northern Szechuan, China. ... The last panda.

Author: Donald Lindburg

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520238671

Category: Nature

Page: 308

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Combines the latest findings from the field and the laboratory with panel and workshop summaries from a recent international conference.
Categories: Nature

The Giant Panda

The Giant Panda

competition , these pandas went on exhibition at the San Francisco Zoo for three months . ... In The Last Panda , he states : If the millions of dollars that have been raised from loans were spent on anti - poaching and forest ...

Author: Judith Janda Presnall

Publisher:

ISBN: 1560064633

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Discusses the forces pushing the giant panda toward extinction and the efforts being made to counter those forces.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Endangered Giant Pandas

Endangered Giant Pandas

The giant panda is the national symbol of China and one of the most beloved animals in the world.

Author: Carl R. Green

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766068957

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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The giant panda is the national symbol of China and one of the most beloved animals in the world. So who would want to hurt this creature? How does it survive in the wild? Why are populations shrinking? Learn about giant pandas and what is being done to help save them.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Giant Pandas of Wolong

The Giant Pandas of Wolong

This book is not only the first report of this joint venture but also the first detailed account of the panda's natural history.

Author: George B. Schaller

Publisher:

ISBN: 0226736431

Category: Pets

Page: 298

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Discusses the conservation, history, geographic distribution, activity patterns, feeding habits, and social behavior of Chinese giant pandas.
Categories: Pets

Sichuan Panda Forests

Sichuan Panda Forests

Because of poaching and other threats to pandas and the panda forests , the world's panda population has dropped by about 50 percent in the last two decades . Today , fewer than 1,000 giant pandas are left on Earth .

Author: Terri Willis

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 0811463672

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Describes the characteristics and behavior of pandas, examines the ecology and wildlife of Sichuan Province, and discusses plans to save the panda
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Giant Pandas in the Wild

Giant Pandas in the Wild

Offers a firsthand, in-depth exploration into the giant panda's unique life in the wild, considering the many problems facing the species, the international efforts to conserve its natural habitat, and its complex life cycle.

Author: Zhi Lü

Publisher:

ISBN: 0893819972

Category: Photography

Page: 127

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Photographs by L Zhi.
Categories: Photography